Saturday, January 28, 2012

A New Favorite

Say hello to my new favorite hat.

Isn't it cute?

It's SO me! I feel like I should be on the set of a Hercule Poirot episode wearing this with a fur trimmed coat and rouge lips. Very 1930's.

The pattern, Ruche Beret, comes from Weekend Hats and was designed by Susan B. Anderson. She writes wonderful patterns- very clear and easy to knit. Her designs seem so simple while knitting them, but each one has a special feature or design that makes them look much more complicated then they actually are.

The only alteration I made was to the ribbed edge. I chose to go down a needle size (US 6) for the ribbing to help it cinch in more. Otherwise, I followed the pattern as written.

I used the same yarn for this hat as I did for the Bandana Cowl I made a few weeks ago for the scarf swap. Speaking of the scarf swap... this is what I received!

Well, this is the professional picture of what I received. My friend, Andrea (from the Wool Junkies podcast), made this cowl. She is quite a talented knitter, so I know that this was made well. Plus, this cowl is just my style... simple, soft and with shell buttons (love shell buttons!). 

Lucky me - a new favorite hat and cowl all in one week!


  1. I'm glad you liked it! And I love your new hat! I've been eyeing that book since it came out!

  2. That little cowl is surprisingly really warm! I've worn it 4 times already:)